Pavement Preservation for Local Road Agencies

Training, support, and resources to solve the toughest pavement management problems

A Serious Problem

Pavement is the largest, most valuable asset in any county, city, town or village. But most agencies treat their streets and highways as if they're disposable; they let the pavement deteriorate until it fails, and then they reconstruct. This is the "worst-first" approach . . . (more)

A Simple Solution

Two words: pavement preservation. On a typical pavement deterioration curve  it's easy to see why preservation works.  Keep the good roads good; it's as simple as that. But making the change at your agency can be challenging. Transportation Asset Management (TAM) is the key.

Want Proof?
Do the Math!

Repaving one mile of a typical two-lane asphalt road costs over $30,000 per year of added life. Crack sealing one mile of road costs less than $8,000 per year of added lifeWhen you do the math, it's easy to see why preservation makes sense.

PART 1: Service Cycle

Assess the performance of a road management strategy that emphasizes reconstruction.

 

Length: 2 min 10 sec

First Step

Change the way you think about managing your roads

PART 2: Window of Opportunity

Understand the basics of pavement deterioration and maintenance

 

Length: 2 min 30 sec

PART 3: Bang for the Buck

Determine exactly how much value you get  for each maintenance treatment you use. 

 

Length: 2 min 40 sec

PART 4: Quick Check

Measure the overall effectiveness of your pavement maintenance strategy.

 

Length: 3 min 40 sec

Membership Plans

Proven training, support, and resources to get you started and keep you going

BASIC

$100

(per person, 30 days access)

Online, Anytime Training

  • Introduction to Transportation Asset Management for Elected Officials and Decision Makers

 

Technical Details

  • HTTPS Security 

  • Mobile Friendly

  • 30-day access to BASIC online training 

 

Service & Support

  • BASIC Resource Package

 

Testing & Certification

  • None

STANDARD

$600

(per person, 6 months access)

Online, Anytime Training

  • Introduction to Transportation Asset Management for Elected Officials and Decision Makers

  • Transportation Asset Management Essentials for Counties, Cities, Towns, and Villages – STANDARD

 

Technical Details

  • HTTPS Security 

  • Mobile Friendly

  • Secure, user-specific login for the learning management system (LMS) and the streaming platform

  • 6-month access to STANDARD online training package

  • 6-month access to LMS dashboard for assigning, tracking and reporting training activity

Service & Support

  • Pavement Preservation Forum

  • Quick-response email assistance

  • STANDARD Resource Package

 

Testing & Certification

  • None

PREMIUM

$1600

(per person, 12 months access)

Online, Anytime Training

  • Introduction to Transportation Asset Management for Elected Officials and Decision Makers

  • Transportation Asset Management Essentials for Counties, Cities, Towns, and Villages – PREMIUM 

 

Technical Details

  • HTTPS Security 

  • Mobile Friendly

  • Secure, user-specific login for the learning management system (LMS) and the streaming platform

  • 12-month access to PREMIUM online training package with testing and certificates

  • 12-month access to LMS dashboard for assigning, tracking and reporting training activity

 

Service & Support

  • Pavement Preservation Forum

  • Quick-response email assistance

  • PREMIUM Resource Package

  • PREMIUM live phone support and online coaching with the instructor

 

Testing & Certification

  • Module navigation controls

  • Rigorous progress check quizzes 

  • Interactive knowledge retention exercises

  • Personalized certificate of completion for 5.0 PDHs

 

About the Instructor

Terry is an accomplished leader in the world of technology transfer and an internationally recognized roadway asset management expert.

Since retiring as director of the Center for Technology & Training (CTT) and the Michigan Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at Michigan Tech University in 2010, Terry has been exploring methods for bringing online training into the fields of transportation and public works.  His primary expertise involves roadway asset management, the use of the PASER pavement condition evaluation method and pre disaster asset condition documentation.  He has conducted workshops for the LTAP programs in Louisiana and Indiana, and as far away as Kabul, Afghanistan as part of a United Nations project.  

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Results

Real people making a lasting difference with transportation asset management

Top-Notch

When I look for training for road agencies in Indiana, I consider two factors: the trainer and the delivery platform. In this case, both are top-notch. Terry's thorough knowledge of asset management from many perspectives is a huge benefit for local agencies and the industry. The online training format, organized into short segments, is convenient, accessible, and enjoyable to watch.

Rich Domonkos 

Training Manager

Indiana LTAP at Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Easy to Understand

Terry was instrumental in helping us develop and launch our Asset Management program in 2004. With the program in place, our townships have funded between $2.5 and $3.5 million per year in improvements. They look forward to the annual report on the progress in improving the roads for their residents. We thank Terry for making Asset Management easy to understand and easy to explain to others.

Brian Gutowski, P.E.

Engineer-Manager

Emmet County Road Commission

Harbor Springs, Michigan

Very Effective

Terry is very knowledgeable and he teaches the material in a way that helps technical and non-technical people make good decisions together.

The pavement management system that we had in place did not enable us to evaluate our roads in any meaningful way. The PASER Method will allow us to more closely define the actual pavement condition and use this information to formulate a very effective pavement management program.

Mitchell P. Wyble, P.E.

Public Works City Engineer

Lafayette Consolidated Government

Lafayette, Louisiana

Convenient

I usually have to drive 150 miles round-trip to attend asset management training. I can't tell you how much I appreciate having it available online!

Monte Poling

City Manager

City of Union City, Indiana

Training on Your Schedule
No Travel Expense or Hassle
Online, Anytime, Through Any Device
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